Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Test Code
VITB5 (91030)

Quest Code
91030

CPT Codes
84591

Preferred Specimen
1.2 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.6 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Transport Container
Transport tube

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 6 hours
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat; Report available: 1-4 days

Reference Range
<275 ng/mL

Clinical Significance
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is a component of coenzyme A
and phosphopantetheine both of which are involved in fatty
acid metabolism. It is essential to almost all forms of
life and is widely distributed in food.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.